Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
August 2, 2005

A 50-year-old memoir about rape in wartime is as contemporary as the headlines from Darfur, Scott McLemee writes.

July 28, 2005

A brief look at Rene Girard -- literary theorist, interdisciplinary thinker, and admirer of the new pope.

July 26, 2005

Honoring the best tendencies in conservative thought means ignoring the worst. Scott McLemee has some idea where to start.

July 21, 2005

As the Supreme Court nomination process begins, Scott McLemee looks at a literary theorist's latest legal thriller.

July 19, 2005

Scott McLemee follows up some cross-references.

July 14, 2005

A lot has changed since 1908, but F.M. Cornford's guide to academic politics is as good as new.

July 12, 2005

When real-estate professionals wanted some respect, they created an academic field. Scott McLemee wonders how that worked out for them.

July 7, 2005

Revelations about a player in Watergate have put an end to one mystery. But Scott McLemee wonders if the enigma doesn't linger.

June 30, 2005

Scott McLemee decides it's better to meme than be memed.

June 28, 2005

Scott McLemee looks for favorite books on his shelves -- none of them about memetics.

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